Can I use your pictures on my blog or website?
You can use my pictures on your blog or site so long as you link back and provide credit to me for the picture. I do ask however, that you not use pictures that I post of my children. Please and thank you!

Can I link to your blog or one of your posts on my blog or site?
I'd love it if you linked to my blog or one of my posts!

Can I use one of your tutorials/DIYs on my blog?
Please do not copy or recreate one of my tutorials or DIYs. I'd much rather you link to my original post. If you've made something from any tutorial, please share it and link back to the original source. A lot of time and effort goes into putting tutorials and DIYs together and it's only fair to give credit where credit is due.

Will you follow my blog if I follow yours?
I'm always flattered when readers and other bloggers enjoy my content enough to follow my blog. I follow other blogs that I enjoy reading and that have content I find interesting.

Will you link to my blog, shop, or website on your blog?
I do not currently link to other sites that I enjoy; I keep a list and look over them over breakfast. If you'd like me to check out your blog, shop, or site simply email me a link or leave a comment on a post with a link!


BLOG DESIGN
Who designed your blog?
I designed my blog layout and graphics.

Will you design a blog layout for me?
No, it takes me long enough to tweak and edit my blog's layout and code to get it the way I want it and I simply do not have the time or knowledge a professional designer has.

Will you show me how to design my own blog layout?
It has taken me a very long time to learn about blog design, html, css and to be quite honest, sometimes I'm still just guessing! There are lots of books, online resources and classes you can take if you are interested in blog design. A very good online resource for blog design is pugly pixel.


PHOTOGRAPHY
How long have you been interested in photography?
I have been interested in photography since I was in elementary school. I've never taken any photography classes outside of middle and high school but that doesn't stop me from learning on my own. I started getting into photography when I was 13 and my parents gifted me a Canon Rebel EOS. Back then I spent a ton of money on film and processing! I now use a digital camera but still love using film.

What kind of camera do you use?
I use a Canon T3 for most of the photos on the blog. I also use a  Konica Minolta DiMage X1. It's small and compact but really packs a punch. I also use my iPhone and several photo apps quite a bit. My favorite iPhone apps are hipstamatic, shake it, crossprocess, and instagram.

How do you edit your pictures?
I use Adobe Photoshop Elements 6.0 and my own actions to edit my photos.

Where can I view your photography?
I am currently working on setting up a website for my business...stay tuned!


SHOP
Where can I find your handmade items?
I sell my handmade items on etsy. Click the 'shop' link in the banner to see all my items or visit the shop here.


CRAFTY STUFF
Where did you learn to crochet, knit, sew etc?
I first started to teach myself to knit when I got out of high school. I had a hard time with it so I gave up and learned to crochet instead. I used several books and videos from the library to learn. I went back to knitting and had a much easier time learning. My Grandmother introduced me to sewing and embroidery as a little girl and for a very long time I did all my sewing by hand. I finally was able to earn the money to buy a machine when I was in high school. Painting was something I took up to ease my anxiety throughout high school. It took me a while to find my style and really get comfortable with it. I love using youtube to find new ways to do things or to learn something new. I still don't always use the correct terms or do things the "right" way when I'm crafting but I don't care about that much. I focus on the process, my creativity and the end result!

Will you teach me to crochet, knit, sew etc?

Like I said, I'm completely self taught in all the crafts that I do. It has taken me years to learn what I know (I don't know it all, I don't always do it the "right" way and I'm still learning) and I'm very proud of myself for sticking through and learning even when it was confusing, frustrating and sometimes down right infuriating! I often think about how much easier it would have been to have someone teach me or at the very least have had the internet back when I was trying to learn. I often hear people say that they wish they knew how to knit, crochet, or sew. I won't give you private lessons but I am working on a learning series that I plan to publish in early 2013!

If you have a question you don't see posted, feel free to shoot me an e-mail!
As always, you can reach me at: diana@dianasaurous.com